Fighting for Our Place in the Sun

Fighting for Our Place in the Sun

Malcolm X and the Radicalization of the Black Student Movement, 1960-1973

Book - 2015
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In Fighting for Our Place in the Sun, Richard D. Benson II examines the life of Malcolm X as not only a radical political figure, but also as a teacher and mentor. The book illuminates the untold tenets of Malcolm X's educational philosophy, and also traces a historical trajectory of Black activists that sought to create spaces of liberation and learning that are free from cultural and racial oppression. It explains a side of the Black student movement and shift in black power that develops as a result of the student protests in North Carolina and Duke University. From these acts of radicalism, Malcolm X Liberation University (MXLU), the Student Organization for Black Unity (SOBU/YOBU), and African Liberation Day (ALD) were produced to serve as catalysts to extend the tradition of Black activism in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Scholars, researchers, community organizers, and students of African-American studies, American studies, history of education, political science, Pan-African studies, and more will benefit from this provocative and enlightening text.
Publisher: New York :, Peter Lang,, [2015]
ISBN: 9781433117701
1433117703
9781433117718
1433117711
Call Number: 378.1982 B4437f
Characteristics: xix, 304 pages : illustrations (some colored) ; 978030020398123 cm

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